Yates third atop Jebel Jais

25 Feb 2021

Yates third atop Jebel Jais

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UAE Tour Stage five: Fujairah Marine Club › Jebel Jais

Adam Yates finished third on stage five's summit finish at Jebel Jais to consolidate second place overall at UAE Tour. 

Yates finished behind race leader Tadej Pogacar and stage winner Jonas Vingegaard (Team Jumbo Visma) following strong work from his teammates to bring back an early break that threatened to take the stage away from the GC contenders.

Luke Rowe, Filippo Ganna and Andrey Amador pushed the pace of the peloton in the early going to keep the nine man break in a tight leash, before Ivan Sosa and a star turn from Brandon Rivera ensured the gap dwindled on Jebel Jais. 
At this point just Alexey Lutsnenko (Astana) remained in the lead and Dani Martinez's explosive pace dramatically reduced the Kazakh's advantage. 

With Lutsenko in sight, the attacks reigned in from a select lead group, with Vingegaard's acceleration proving decision, as Yates and Pogacar sprinted for second place' crucial bonus seconds. 

The result see Yates remain second overall with two flat stages better suited to the sprinters remaining at the UAE Tour.